What is the flowrate on high speed?
This truly depends on which model you choose. The ATV-14 Splash was designed for the novice swimmer, with two turbo jets that can be a high, low or adjusted at the jet nozzle. The ATV-14 Sport has six high flow turbo jets capable of pushing the average swimmer to the back of the pool with its full force. The ATV-17 Sport is comparable to the ATV-14 Sport, but allows you additional workout area, this is really designed for the trainer or competitive athlete. The ATV-17 Kona is a white water experience, at more than 1000 gallons per minute, good thing there is the ability to lessen the flow of the jet at the jet face; otherwise - have your harness in place when you hit “go.”
Every swimmer knows their skill set for their own workout, if you are training hard, the ATV-17 Kona is just right. If you have small children and require less intensive workouts, you may want to select the ATV-14 Splash. You have great options with any of the ATV’s, and regardless of whether you are recovering from an injury, need rehab, are an avid, competitive swimmer - all of the jets are adjustable to give you that “just right” feel and amount of flow.
How fast in miles per hour would the flow translate to?
If you are asking this question, chances are you may need to get a swim spa for training. Know that Dave Scott, 6-time Iron Man World Champion has had input in to the design of the ATV. He’s tried many swim spas and hands down loves the ATV because of its hydrodynamic flow design. If it’s competitive training you are looking for, you’ll want the ATV-17 Kona. Miles per hour will not give you the true feeling of what a white water experience will do for you, but the Kona will.
Do you have to have access to all of the sides?
You will need to allow access to the pump sides for service purposes (they are located on either end). If you build around the ATV, please leave room for the door panels to be accessed should the need to service the product arise.
Could you drop the ATV into a vault and make it an in-ground?
As long as you have access to service the unit, you can build around it. It is not designed to be an in-ground, but many applications will work if you have the right contractor.
What is the depth of the water?
There are two sizes for the ATV Swim Spa Models, first, the ATV-14, either Splash or Sport has a full 48” inch water depth, meaning it is 56” tall. Many Swim Spas are a mere 48” tall with a 40” depth. The ATV-17 Kona or Sport is 61” tall and has a water depth of 53”, far superior to most other swim spas.
How many tether points?
The ATV-14 Splash has one tether point, all of the other ATV models, including ATV-17 Kona, ATV-17 Sport and ATV-14 Sport have twin end tether points offering you a wider variety of workout options with and against the flow.
What options do I have for cover removal?
There are two recommended lifts for the ATV-14 models and ATV-17 models. They are the Cover Companion for the ATV-14 models and Cover Companion with extended arms for the ATV-17 models. We also have a CoverMate III with extended arms and brackets that will fit the 17’ models if you require shock assistance with lifting the cover on and off.
Can I adjust the swim jets from high to low
Your swim jets are configured so that they can be individually adjusted, or adjusted using the pump strength from high to low. You have multiple options, not just on or off. If you prefer a less intensive workout, adjust the jets faces to slow the therapeutic waves of flow to a speed that’s just right for you.
Why choose an ATV™ over other Swim Spas?
There were several key factors that went into the design of the ATV. First, the design was inspired by a world-class athlete, Dave Scott, 6-time World Champion. He looked at how athletes trained and what they would need to compete at the world class level. Gave his input on both design and flow ratios, giving you the most powerful water action in a swim spa. Its sleek design has lane markers and underwater lighting to help you train and stay centered in the swim lane. ANSI rated steps, which are the same as used in residential guidelines, provide a textured entry point to begin your training.
I am a beginner; do I really need something so powerful?
The average swimmer may not need 5,000 gallons per minute of turbo power, after all, we want to train, not fight to stay in the swim lane. With the force of the jets, you are able to customize the swim to your liking and skill set. Not everyone can be an world champion, but you can train like one.
What exercises can I perform in the ATV?
The ATV will offer you the option of low impact aerobic water exercises from increasing your range of motion, to strength training. Depending on the ATV you purchase, there are also several additional options you may include, the Aerobic Step, the Rowing and Resistance Band kit, and the Dave Scott Program, which features over 100+ aquatic exercises and training videos.
How does the ATV emulate the “open water feel” like swimming in a river or lake?
1000 gallons per minute is a lot of water flowing past your body, and the white water jets from the ATV-17 Kona will pull additional force as they flow past you. The flow rate of water depends on several factors, the depth of the channel, width of channel, gradient of channel and loading of the channel. Your ATV was designed with these characteristics in mind.
What does it cost?
Things to consider are: the cost of the swim spa, the installation and the maintenance of the product.
You can expect to spend money on the following:
Water Fill – every 4 months, however if water is properly maintained, you’ll be able to stretch this out a little longer. For maintenance, see our Water Care guide.
Electrical – You will need to select a qualified electrical contractor. You will also need a dedicated 220V breaker with 50 amp service.
Site Preparation – You may want to build a deck, depending upon where it goes. You may not have regular access to deliver without a crane, which would be separate from your delivery crew.
Chemicals – The ATV uses a lot less chemicals than a traditional pool. Typical cost for chemicals is about $500 a year.
Filters – You should always have replacements on hand. Our filters were configured to withstand the Vortex filtration and last. Always assure you purchase a spare to rotate as you clean, some filters will require overnight soaking. Also, always purchase genuine parts to protect your investment.